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New Season of 'Dirty Jobs' Kicks Off Nov. 28

November 24th, 2006 9:27am EST
Dirty JobsSporting hip waders, rubber gloves and anti-bacterial soap, quintessential apprentice and host Mike Rowe gears up for a third season of Dirty Jobs debuting Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 9 p.m.(ET/PT) on Discovery Channel.

The votes are in, and the people have spoken. They want to see more dirt, and they want Mike Rowe to give it to them. Mike, of course, is happy to oblige, using suggestions that come directly from many viewers themselves. Returning with all-new episodes, Mike builds upon his already extensive résumé immersed in dirt, grime and filth as he explores the stories of ordinary heroes who perform vital occupational tasks so the rest of us don’t have to.

Upcoming World Premiere "Dirty Jobs" episodes include:

* Tuesday, November 28 at 9 PM (ET/PT)
Mike Rowe steps into the shoes of hard working bait and lobster fishermen in Maine . His goal: to find out just how dirty a job it is to provide the world with the delicious crustacean delicacy. After a hard day’s work, Mike opens up the viewer mailbag to answer questions about how the crew finds stories unexpectedly. Mike shares a story about a seaweed harvester that he met while on location in Ohio . Then, for an eye-opening look at the dirty job of snake research, Mike rolls up his sleeves to wrangle snakes at the Lake Erie Water Snake Outreach program.

* Tuesday, December 5 at 9 PM (ET/PT)
Its housekeeping and lunch room duties for Mike Rowe as he joins a rowdy construction crew in California and learns the dusty art of concrete stamping. Then at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Mike joins the penguin keeper as he crawls into the habitat nests to clean out the poo, feathers, food and dirt that the little tuxedo wearers have left strewn about. In Maine , Mike wades into the muck and mire of a tidal flat to go digging for bloodworms. The bloodworm industry may be a multimillion-dollar-a-year business, but for Mike it’s a very dirty job that leaves him floundering in mud.

* Tuesday, December 12 at 9 PM (ET/PT)
In Stamford, Connecticut, Mike joins the US Army Corps of Engineers to clean up the barrier that holds back the sea, including washing all of the muck, sediment and marine life out of every compartment and down each level. Then Mike pays a visit to McShane – the place where the best bells in the world are made. Mike joins in the long-standing tradition of making bell molds from horse manure and mud. Later he proudly pours, polishes and finishes a new bell while also restoring an old one.

* Tuesday, December 19 at 9 PM (ET/PT)
Mike’s work in home deconstruction helps pave the way for rebuilding the hurricane damaged city of New Orleans . The recycled building materials go to The Green Project – a used building supply store that rehabs and restores materials so they can be recycled to maintain the heritage of the city. Then, Mike joins the good fight with the crew of the New Orleans Mosquito Abatement Board to battle the flying pests that are making life miserable for everybody post-Katrina. Mike helps ‘fish’ for ways to control the annoying little creatures by using tiny fish as their biggest allies in protecting the Gulf Coast from a nasty mosquito infestation.